Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Joshua Tree in Black and White

 We had the chance to head out to Joshua Tree National Park - and I will be honest - even in Fall... it was HOT!!!  But just gorgeous!!

This time we went in the entrance in 29 Palms - and they had a place you could tour about the history of the Desert. That story will be for later - but! I just wanted you to know those were palm trees ( above)

This ecosystem is so cool and diverse... it is where two deserts come together - the Mojave and the Colorado.

The Joshua tree's leaves were worked in to baskets and sandals by natives, and the seeds can be roasted.
( I thought that was interesting - that they are more than just beautiful)

There are many hikes to take in the park. Some lead into the others, and some are short . ours was about 3 miles... and we started early. The temps still got into the 90's and I wilt at 70... 

The landscape is just so rugged, and dry. To me, it is amazing that anything really can grow here.

But the Views are incredible.

And watching the sunsets roll in in Amazing!!

Okay  - One Color photo - and then I will have to make another post with my Color shots:

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Sherrill said...

MAN, you get around!! Too funny where you son was stationed in 29 Palms after basic training. He had a choice of a few places and chose 29 Palms because it sounded tropical! HAHAHA Man, was HE disappointed!! That'll teach him to do his homework ALWAYS! Beautiful pix!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Gorgeous photos! I am glad you endured the heat and not me. Thanks for sharing.

Delighted Hands said...

Just amazing! Thanks for the color pic! lol What a great visit!

Sharon Wagner said...

Black and white really shows off the shape and texture. Cool pics.

Mystic Quilter said...

WOW!!! Even black and white shots are amazing but your colour one is something else, the tree agains that glorious sky is a treat to see.

Veronica Lee said...

Awesome photos!

Love the rugged landscape. 🧡🧡🧡

Sakuranko said...

Oh very good photos

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Kathleen said...

What beautiful photos! I have not been there but enjoyed it through your eyes.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Alycia, those are amazing photos!